As a verb detain
is keep (someone) from proceeding by holding them back or making claims on their attention.
As an initialism nab is
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Keep (someone) from proceeding by holding them back or making claims on their attention.
To put under custody.
To keep back or from; to withhold.
* Jeremy Taylor
- Detain not the wages of the hireling.
To seize, arrest or take into custody a criminal or fugitive
To grab or snatch something
* (To arrest a criminal or fugitive) nick, bust
Compare knap, knop, knob.
The summit of an eminence.
The cock of a gunlock.
(locksmithing) The keeper, or box into which the lock is shot.